There are 4 ways to get from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Calama (CJC) to La Serena (LSC) CJC - LSC

$129 - $1,104

Cheapest option

Bus Turbus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena San Pedro

$28 - $85

2 alternative options

Bus Pluss Chile  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to La Serena

$44 - $73

Drive  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Drive from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena 746.3 miles

$120 - $180

What companies run services between San Pedro de Atacama, Chile and La Serena, Chile?

LATAM Chile and JetSMART fly from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena 6 times a week. Alternatively, Turbus operates a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $85 and the journey takes 15 h 25 min.

Airlines
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Calama to La Serena
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $490
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Calama to La Serena
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,000
Bus operators
Turbus
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$28 - $55
Premium
$55 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $110
Magic Tour
Phone
+56 55 2347287
Email
contacto@tour-magic.cl
Website
tourmagic.cl
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
transferpampa.cl
Book at
tourmagic.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+56 (55) 2316664
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Calama to La Serena
Ave. Duration
15 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Calama to La Serena
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Pedro de Atacama and La Serena is 835 km. The road distance is 1194 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena is to bus which costs $28 - $85 and takes 15 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena is to fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $120 - $1,100.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Pedro de Atacama and arriving at La Serena. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 15 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena, including transfers.